How do you get good at chess?
There are two aspects to improve to become a good chess player, and they are equally important. Strategy and Tactics. Without a good strategy you'll never be in a position to win and without good tactics you'll keep blundering or miss the opportunities you set-up with your good strategies!
This is the overview of the game. The big picture. Strategy is concerned with what YOU are planning. You can just about ignore your opponent when thinking about strategy. There may be lots of different ways to achieve your strategic goal ...
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This is the micro-view of the game. The (all important) details! It is the moves that implement your strategy. You must consider what your opponent will do in reply to your move, and then your next move, then theirs and yours and so on...
1000 Checkmates to ponder!
1000 Combinations to try!